The Wood Shop

The Wood Shop is where guests will use various shop tools to cut, drill, bend, form objects, and otherwise fabricate their designs.

Primary Audience: 13+:  Junior High, High School, College and Individual Adults

Resource Centers have two important functions. First, they are places where guests can come with their own projects in mind. You must sign up to be a CREATE Pass Holder to use the equipment. Guests can sign up for a monthly or annual pass. 

Secondly, there will be staff led workshops ranging for beginner/safety, intermediate and advanced.

Because of the tools found here, the Resource Centers have particular operational considerations that differ from the Challenge Spaces. Entrance and use of the Resource Centers will be controlled and all guests must sign a waiver of liability.  

Only guests 13 and older are allowed access to equipment in these areas. Anyone between the ages of 13–17 must be accompanied by an adult. All guests must take an introductory/safety class in order to sign up for intermediate or advanced workshops, and/or to use the equipment for individual projects.

Wood Shop Workshops

Workshops will provide in–depth instruction for more complex projects as well as the proper procedures for using the tools, technology and software in the space. All guests are required to take an introductory/safety class and sign a Waiver and Release of Liability prior to taking an intermediate or advanced class.

CREATE workshops will vary in price based on length, skill level and materials used. Students 13+ are allowed to use equipment in these areas once training has been completed. Anyone between the ages of 13–17 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Initial classes include:

Intro to Woodworking

Price: $55 / person

Capacity: 5

Participants ages 13–17 must have a guardian registered for the same class.

In this introductory class, guests will learn the fundamentals of woodworking and how to safely operate the core woodshop tools. Guests get concrete, hands-on experience with using a drill press, bandsaw, belt, and disk sanders while building a small wooden shelf. Learn to make mitered cuts, curved cuts, smooth edges, and drill holes.

Space is limited. Great class for beginners. Class is open to ages 13–17 with a guardian registered for the same class or must be 18 or older. Safety glasses, short sleeves, and closed-toed shoes are required. Hearing protection and dust mask advised.

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Intro to ShopBot

Price: $55 / person

Capacity: 3

Perquisite Intro to Woodworking

In this class, guests will learn the basics of using a 5' by 10' Shopbot CNC Router. Upon completion of this class, pass-holders will be able to reserve and use the Shopbot for individual projects. This course covers basic safety, machine terminology, approved materials, basic start-up/shut-down procedure, loading a design into VCarve Pro software, and customizing and fabricating a design.

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